Fantasy Premier League players PPM – each teams top Points Per Match player – Part 8


Here is our fantasy premier league players PPM article where we concentrate on each teams top PPM player and give our view on their future prospects.  I also say how the individual player performed in the FFGeek team.  This article focuses on Spurs and Watford

Fantasy Premier League players PPM – each teams top Points Per Match player – Part 8

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Spurs – Heung-Min Son £9.7m

It’s been a pretty impressive season for the Spurs South Korean midfielder.  He was 5th in midfield  PPM to Fernandes, Salah, De Bruyne and Mane.  He was also 5th in the season’s underlying stats when converted to FPL points behind Salah, Sterling, Mane and De Bruyne.  In the last 10 gameweeks he was top of the underlying stats rankings.  Those expected underlying stats are also backed up by a more than healthy volume of shots and key passes for a midfielder.  That’s some record given how misfiring Spurs have been this season.  He’s also got rid of the annoyingly high percentage of sub appearances that blighted the last 2 seasons.  What he unfortunately hasn’t lost is his ability to get sent off although that does tend to make the PPM look even more impressive.

This season he was also incredible consistent.  Returning a goal or assist in 62% of games is really at an elite level.

There’s very little negatives to say about Son.  The fixtures are a little mixed and there is the complication that he had to start 3 weeks military training in South Korea on April 20th.  How that will affect his return and what conditions he comes back into the UK under in relation to isolation need to be taken into account.

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Despite me being a huge fan of Son he never made it into my team this season although I wouldn’t hesitate to have him in.  However, for the season restart that will depend on his match fitness.  The only Spurs player who did make it into my team was Alli as he was £1.4m cheaper.  He was in my team on 8 occasions for a pretty miserable 3.6 PPM.  That was way under his 5.2 average PPM.




Watford – Ismaïla Sarr £6.4m

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Sarr came to FPL managers attention after his mammoth 19 point haul vs the Champions elect Liverpool with 2 goals and 1 assist in what was a quite amazing display.  However prior to that it’s worth noting that he already had shown some form in that he had accumulated 35 points between GW18 -23 at a very impressive rate of just under 6 points per match.

What’s more these returns were no fluke.  He had excellent underlying stats in terms of xG/xA as well as volumes of shots and key passes.  In my midfield player rankings article for the last 10 gameweeks he was 3rd behind Salah and Richarlison.  It’s worth noting that Son was top as I mentioned below but injured so not in the rankings article. Over the season Sarr was ranked 12th but the cheapest player up to that point.

It’s always hard to predict how sustainable someones stats are on the basis of 1200 minutes in their first season so going forward there is naturally that risk but Watford’s fixtures overall are ok depending on how they are ultimately grouped.

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Sarr was another player who never made it into my team. He would be the only Watford player I would have going forward and given the fixtures he is a possibility for the future. Bizarrely the only player who did make it into my team from Watford was Tom Cleverley who had the best stats for the price I could afford.  He  unfortunately got injured straight away so didn’t even make 1 game.

fixture ease schedule for attacking players

Here’s a graphic where the teams are ranked by the ease of the defences for the remaining outstanding fixtures to the end of the season. Ignore GW36-38 and just look at them as a block for the end of the season which could quite frankly end up in any order.  It also seems games will be played at neutral venues which would change things but it’s a good enough guide for the moment.

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A fixture ease schedule for defensive players

Here’s a graphic where the teams are ranked by the ease of the attacking teams for the remaining outstanding fixtures to the end of the season. Ignore GW36-38 and just look at them as a block for the end of the season which could quite frankly end up in any order. It also seems games will be played at neutral venues which would change things but it’s a good enough guide for the moment.

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